Jimmy John’s is giving away $250,000 to one lucky customer to buy a new house

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There comes a time in everyone’s life that you really want food that’s not from your fridge … but you also don’t want to leave the house.

Thanks to apps like GrubHub and UberEats, you can get everything from Taco Bell to White Castle delivered to your door, with a catch. While it works for many fast-food fans, you have to live in an area where it’s available  — and not everyone does.

These delivery-exclusion zones also plague fans of Jimmy John’s, many of whom live outside the company’s 2,800-plus “Sandwich-Delivery Zones.” In an effort to make delivery possible for even just one more customer, Jimmy John’s is literally giving away an entire house — in a delivery zone, of course!


Because Jimmy John’s wants its sandwiches to be fresh upon delivery, the company’s delivery zone is defined as being five minutes or fewer away from a store location. They also do not use third-party delivery.

Anyone who lives more than five minutes from a Jimmy John’s restaurant is eligible to enter the “Home in the Zone” contest. The winner, who will be selected based on a written entry, will win up to $250,000 toward the purchase of a new home. As long as the new home is within a Jimmy John’s delivery zone, it can be located almost anywhere in the country!

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Interested in entering? The contest is open through Oct. 4.

Up to 10 finalists will be contacted to confirm eligibility and participate in a recorded video conference interview before the winner will be announced around Nov. 20.

There are, of course, more terms than just living more than five minutes away from a Jimmy John’s, so you’ll want to read the full rules before submitting your entry. Check out this short ad below promoting the contest.

If you’re lucky enough to already live in a Jimmy John’s delivery zone, you won’t be eligible for a new house. There is, however, another sweepstakes that is giving five winners free sandwiches and free delivery for an entire year. Just visit the company’s website to sign up for that one.

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Kaitlin Gates

Kaitlin is a freelance multimedia journalist with a degree in journalism and psychology. Along with Don't Waste Your Money, she also writes for Simplemost, where she covers new product and food launches and overall general news. You can email her at kaitlingateswrites@gmail.com or find her on Facebook at Facebook.com/KaitlinGatesWrites. More.

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